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  • Vinyl Rx

    Forest Rx – Strait Rx – Cosmos Rx – Infinity Rx – Crossings Rx

    TECHNICAL MANUAL Installation · Maintenance · Warranty

    Revised on 2/28/20 Supersedes all previous versions. Check website for current version.

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    Vinyl Rx - Forest Rx, Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx & Crossings Rx Technical Manual

    Installation Job Site Conditions 3 Subfloors 3 Subfloor Preparation 3 Storage & Handling 4 Roll Installation 5 Heat Welding 6

    Sanitary Base (with 4mm underlayment) 7 Flash Cove (with 5mm underlayment) 9


    Cleaning Procedures 11 Cleaning Product Chart 12 Warranty

    Warranty 13

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    Vinyl Rx - Forest Rx, Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx & Crossings Rx Technical Manual

    Installation I. JOB SITE CONDITIONS

    1. Installation should not begin until after all other trades are finished in the area. If the job requires other trades to work in the area after the installation of the floor, the floor should be protected appropriately.

    2. Areas to receive flooring should be weather tight and maintained at a minimum uniform temperature of 65°F (18°C) for 48 hours before, during, and after the installation.

    II. SUBFLOORS 1. Vinyl Rx products may be installed over concrete, Portland- based patching and leveling materials, and

    wood. NOTE: Gypsum-based patching and leveling compounds are not acceptable.

    2. Wood Subfloors – Wood subfloors should be double construction with a minimum thickness of one inch. The floor must be rigid and free from movement with a minimum of 18 inches of well-ventilated air space below.

    3. Underlayments – The preferred underlayment panel is American Plywood Association (APA) underlayment grade plywood, minimum thickness of 1/4-inch, with a fully sanded face.

    NOTE: Particleboard, chipboard, Masonite and luan are not considered to be suitable underlayments.

    3. Concrete Floors – Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of 3000 psi. New concrete slabs should cure for a minimum of 28 days before installing Vinyl Rx products. Concrete must be fully cured and permanently dry.

    III. SUBFLOOR REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARATION 1. Subfloors shall be dry, clean, smooth, level, and structurally sound. They should be free of dust, solvent,

    paint, wax, oil, grease, asphalt, sealers, curing and hardening compounds, alkaline salts, old adhesive residue, and other extraneous materials, according to ASTM F710.

    2. Subfloors should be smooth to prevent irregularities, roughness, or other defects from telegraphing through the new flooring. The surface should be flat to the equivalent of 3/16˝ (4.8 mm) in 10´ (3.0 m).

    3. Mechanically remove all traces of old adhesives, paint, or other debris by scraping, sanding, or scarifying the substrate. Do not use solvents. All high spots shall be ground level and low spots filled with an approved Portland-based patching compound.

    4. All saw cuts (control joints), cracks, indentations, and other non-moving joints in the concrete must be filled with an approved Portland-based patching compound.

    5. Expansion joints in the concrete are designed to allow for expansion and contraction of the concrete. If a floor covering is installed over an expansion joint, it will likely fail in that area. Use expansion joint covers designed for resilient flooring.

    6. Always allow patching materials to dry thoroughly and install according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Excessive moisture in patching material may cause bonding problems or a bubbling reaction with the E- Grip™ III adhesive.

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    Vinyl Rx - Forest Rx, Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx & Crossings Rx Technical Manual

    HAZARDS: SILICA WARNING – Concrete, floor patching compounds, toppings, and leveling compounds can contain free crystalline silica. Cutting, sawing, grinding, or drilling can produce respirable crystalline silica (particles 1- 10 micrometers). Classified by OSHA as an IA carcinogen, respirable silica is known to cause silicosis and other respiratory diseases. Avoid actions that may cause dust to become airborne. Use local or general ventilation or provide protective equipment to reduce exposure to below the applicable exposure limits. ASBESTOS WARNING – Resilient flooring, backing, lining felt, paint, or asphaltic “cutback” adhesives can contain asbestos fibers. Avoid actions that cause dust to become airborne. Do not sand, dry sweep, dry scrape, drill, saw, beadblast, or mechanically chip or pulverize. Regulations may require that the material be tested to determine the asbestos content. Consult the document “Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Existing Resilient Floor Coverings” available from the Resilient Floor Covering Institute. LEAD WARNING – Certain paints can contain lead. Exposure to excessive amounts of lead dust presents a health hazard. Refer to applicable federal, state, and local laws and the publication “Lead Based Paint: Guidelines for Hazard Identification and Abatement in Public and Indian Housing” available from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    7. Moisture must be measured using the RH Relative Humidity test method per ASTM F2170 standard.

    Moisture content should not exceed 85% RH. If the levels exceed the limitations, the installation should not proceed until the situation has been corrected.

    8. In the event that a moisture mitigation system is required, it must conform to the ASTM F3010 Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for use Under Resilient Floor Coverings.

    9. It is essential that pH tests be taken on all concrete floors. If the pH is greater than 9, it must be neutralized prior to beginning the installation.

    10. Adhesive bond tests should be conducted in several locations throughout the area. Glue down 3´ x 3´ test pieces of the flooring with the recommended adhesive and trowel. Allow to set for 72 hours before attempting to remove. A sufficient amount of force should be required to remove the flooring and, when removed, there should be adhesive residue on the subfloor and on the back of the test pieces.


    1. Material should be delivered to the job site in its original, unopened packaging with all labels intact. 2. Material must be stored in a climate controlled environment not to exceed 85°F (30°C) 3. Roll material should always be stored on end. Storing Vinyl Rx laying down may cause welting, which

    causes permanent memory of the material. Rolls should only be stored on a clean, dry, smooth surface. 4. Inspect all materials for visual defects before beginning the installation. No labor claim will be

    honored on material installed with visual defects. Verify the material delivered is the correct style, color, and amount. Any discrepancies must be reported immediately before beginning installation.

    5. The material and adhesive must be acclimated at room temperature for a minimum of 48 hours before starting installation.

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    Vinyl Rx - Forest Rx, Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx & Crossings Rx Technical Manual

    6. PLEASE NOTE: All WOOD GRAIN PATTERNS Forest Rx rolls should be unrolled and installed in the

    same direction to avoid pattern variations between the rolls. Be prepared to straight edge cut the side seams if full boards are required. Wood Grain Visuals go in same direction:

    7. PLEASE NOTE: ALL NON-WOOD PATTERNS Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx and Crossings Rx rolls must be unrolled and installed in the same direction within each consecutive run. Adjacent rows must be laid in the opposite direction to avoid shade variations between the rolls. Non-Wood Grain Visuals go in OPPOSITE directions

    8. Lay the rolls to provide as few seams as possible with economical use of materials. 9. For best results, the installer should unroll all rolls and allow to relax overnight.

    NOTE: When handling or installing Vinyl Rx products, special care should be taken not to sharply fold or crease the material. This can result in permanent visual damage to the PUR wear layer which is not covered under Ecore’s product warranty.

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    Vinyl Rx - Forest Rx, Strait Rx, Cosmos Rx, Infinity Rx & Crossings Rx Technical Manual

    V. INSTALLATION – ROLL MATERIAL 1. Make the assumption that the walls you are butting against are not straight or square. Using a chalk line,

    make a starting point for an edge of the flooring to follow. The chalk line should be set where the first seam will be located.

    2. Remove the Rx from the shrink wrap and unroll it onto the floor. Lay the vinyl on the floor in a way that will use your cuts efficiently. Cut all rolls at the required length, including enough to run up the wall a couple inches.

    3. If end seams are necessary, they should be staggered on the floor and overlapped approximately 2”. End seams will be trimmed after acclimation period using a square to ensure they fit tightly without gaps. Match and cut seams to maintain overall continuity of color and pattern.

    4. Af